Mission Statement

The purpose of BYU-Idaho Psychology is to use the study of behavior, mental states and processes to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate and modify their own behavior and goals in the light of LDS standards and psychological principles. The courses are designed to ensure that students develop a foundation for further psychological inquiry, enhance their understanding of the relationship of psychology to other disciplines, and provide means by which the principles of psychology can be used to improve life and give more meaningful service to others.


Target Outcomes:

    GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY EMPHASIS. Students will...

  1. Be able to explain major psychologyical concepts, thoretical perspecives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Be able to apply research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Be able to think critically in psychology to answer questions regarding behavior and mental processes within a gospel framework.
  4. Demonstrate professional written communication skills.
    HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY EMPHASIS. Students will...
  1. Be prepared to find employment within the area of health and related fields.
  2. Be prepared for further education/training (i.e., graduate school, medical school) within the fields of psychology, health science, medicine, or related fields.
  3. Be able to think critically and use rigorous inquiry to answer questions regarding behavior and health.
  4. Acquire application skills related to making personal health behavior changes.

    INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL (I/O) PSYCHOLOGY EMPHASIS. Students will...

  1. Become disciples of Jesus Christ by enriching testimonies.
  2. Build interdisciplinary acumen in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
  3. Improve sound thinking using research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  4. Develop the skills of initiating, problem solving, organizating, leading, and communicating.
  5. Prepare for employment or for future future education.


Where Will a Career in Psychology Take You? 


Careers in Psychology with a Bachelor's Degree
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